1990

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1990 was the 119th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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Books

  • Early Barefootz, collected comic strips by Howard Cruse.
  • Tender, novel by Mark Childress
  • History of the Shelby Iron Company 1862-1868 by Joyce Jackson (reprint of her 1948 master's thesis)
  • MINE by Robert R. McCammon
  • Hugo L. Black and the Dilemma of American Liberalism by Tony Allen Freyer
  • srebmun by Mary Ann Sampson

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See also List of Jefferson County homicides in 1990

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Context

In 1990 Time Inc. and Warner Communications merged to form Time Warner. Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry was arrested in a drug sting. The San Francisco 49ers won Super Bowl XXIV. The first McDonald's in Russia opened. Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched. West Germany won the FIFA World Cup. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed. Iraq invaded Kuwait and triggered the Gulf War. Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The first World Wide Web page was authored.

Notable films of 1990 included Best Picture Dances With Wolves and top grosser Home Alone. Other notable films included Ghost, Pretty Woman, Goodfellas and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Actress Emma Watson and murder victim JonBenét Ramsey were born. Notable deaths included those of Ava Gardner, Keith Haring, Sarah Vaughan, Greta Garbo, Ralph Abernathy, Sammy Davis, Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Leonard Bernstein, Roald Dahl, and Aaron Copland.

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